Matthew H. Howard, 87 years, of Toledo, OH passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022 in Flower Hospital, Sylvania, OH. A lather plasterer, he worked for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters for many years. The son of John and Mary (Amos) Howard he was born November 12, 1934 in Toledo. August 9, 1952, he married Victoria Piddock and she preceded him in death on November 13, 2020 after nearly 68 years of marriage. He served in the U.S. National Guard.
Matthew and his wife loved going to the casinos locally and in Las Vegas, NV and going to estate sales. He liked watching old westerns, enjoyed classic cars and loved his dog, Chewy.
He is survived by his sons, James Howard, John (Jan) Howard; daughter, Diana Howard (Herman); grandchildren, James (Ginger) Howard, Jeff (Melissa) Howard, Joseph, Jeremy (Tara) Howard, Jennifer (Tyler) Stuart, Jessica (Johnathan) Prajzner, Michael, Jason, Stephanie Smith (Geraldo); many loving great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Victoria; parents; siblings, Eileen (Walt) Howard Stobinski, Edward Howard, John (Virginia) Howard, Betty Howard Geoffrion and James (Patricia) Howard.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI where the funeral service will be at 7:45 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park with Military Honors conducted by Lambertville VFW Post 9656.